Manus 2:  Catholic Church.  Biblia Sacra [Latin Vulgate Bible]. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Item 2
Level of Description


  • late 12th or early 13th c. (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Language: Latin.

    Date: late 12th or early 13th c.

    Title: Biblia Sacra [Latin Vulgate Bible].

    Creator: Unknown.

    Place of creation: Unknown.

    Physical description: Vellum, 606 leaves ; 16 x 11 cm.

    Summary: Dominican Vulgate Bible with dictionary of biblical terms. [Note, April 2013: scholars have suggested that this is a Paris university bible, not Dominican.]

    Note: Bound in old full pig vellum over thin paper boards ; raised bands to spine ; manuscript title on top and bottom edge and on spine ; white endpapers. Text written in black and red ink on extremely fine thin vellum in a single, neat, miniscule gothic hand. Running titles (occasionally trimmed) and chapter numbers in alternately red and blue ; rubricated with lead ; illuminated throughout with decorated letters in red, pink, light and dark blue, yellow, green and gold. Shaft divided into fillets of blue and salmon with filigree penwork extensions occasionally ending in leafy patterns and dragon-like beasts, tails interwined with scrolls. Includes dictionary of biblical terms, p. [561-606]. In double columns; text 47 lines per column, dictionary 49 lines per column. Writing block: 112 x 66 mm. Occasional marginal notes. Gift of Philip D. Sang.

    Former Call #: Ms. 2

    Call #: Manus 2